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Trees for Shauna

We wanted to surprise Shauna with some new trees for Mother’s Day. The trees surprised us instead: they arrived a day too early and we rushed over to pick them up on Saturday. The tree pickup was at the Organic Farming center in Guelph and everything smelled like compost. Devon …

Moose Fire Pit

The fire pit Devon and I scavenged from the side of the road was good while it lasted, but it only lasted one year. So this spring we splurged on a fancy moose fire pit and this week was the first week nice enough to try it out. The verdict: …

Back to winter

We were wrong about that whole spring thing. We got maybe two full days of spring this year, but they were lovely days. The temperature climbed to a balmy 17 degrees on Thursday and we all headed outside. Devon helped with the yard chores and got to ride his bike …

Spring, finally

The last weeks of winter wore us down. Just when we thought we made it through, we all came down with tummy …

Fall Work

It’s been a lovely, late fall. Devon has been helping us clean the yard before winter, and in return for the help …

Marshmallow Night

Devon is spending a few days at the lake with Grandma and Grandpa. Before he left, we had a backyard marshmallow party …

Yard Work

Shauna has been on a mission to tame the wilderness that is our yard. After all the spring rain, it’s not just …

Rhubarb Rhubarb Rhubarb

With all the rain we got in May, our rhubarb grew and grew. Its biomass now exceeds that of a feisty toddler. …

Evening in the yard

Grandpa Brent was transferred back to Southampton, so we left Owen Sound and followed along. Shauna leaves in the evening to spend …

Earth Day

Earth Day was on Saturday — the first warm, sunny weekend we got to spend together since at least last year. So …